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Functional Safety Architect (f/m/d)



Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023


Renesas is currently seeking a dynamic and innovative Functional Safety Architect to join our team. We value proactivity and creativity in this role. We are pleased to offer flexibility in terms of location – whether you are situated in Germany or Italy, you can enjoy the opportunity to work remotely, eliminating the need for relocation. Alternatively, if remote work isn't your preference, you have the option to join us in person at our offices in Munich, Milan, or Sofia, where you will also have the chance to meet and collaborate with your team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Interacting with Customers to co-develop the System Safety & Cybersecurity Architecture
  • Develop and implement HW/SW functional Safety & Cybersecurity architecture for Acquisition / Sensor Devices using eMCU
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with Safety & Cybersecurity standards and requirements
  • Conduct Safety & Cybersecurity analysis, identify Safety & Cybersecurity risks, propose architectural options and verification methods to cope with
  • Define and document Safety & Cybersecurity requirements for Acquisition / Sensor Devices
  • Develop Safety & Cybersecurity verification and validation plans
  • Steer R&D teams on ISO 26262 and ISO21434 compliant development and refinement processes


  • Master or higher degree of engineering/science with a proven background in the automotive environment, e.g., AEC-Q100, IATF16949, etc.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in Safety & Cybersecurity semiconductor architecture definition, analysis and verification & validation
  • Common understanding of related best-known design methods and standards in the industry, such as SOTIF, ISO26262, ISO21434
  • Experienced with capturing requirements in Polarion ALM/Requirements
  • Curious and willing to challenge existing solutions with innovative technology concepts based on systematic problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in English with great intercultural, social and communication skills in order to work in distributed international and cross-functional teams
  • Willingness to travel abroad (up to 25% of time)
  • Must be eligible to work in the European Union to be considered for this position


Ways to stand out from the crowd


  • Experience in High Performance Analog Front End Architecture is considered a strong plus
  • Experience in design and simulation of integrated circuit, better if related to the Automotive field and based on ISO 26262/ISO21434
  • Experienced with Reliability Workbench
  • Previous Experience in Semiconductor companies with product architecture based on ISO 26262/ISO21434
  • Knowledge of security and cryptography concept, issues
  • Experience as Penetration Engineer with Kali Linux
  • Familiarity with MCU/FPGA development kit




Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. A leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at renesas.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.


Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.


We are committed to creating a diverse culture where everyone is included and feels a sense of belonging. For more information, please read our Diversity & Inclusion Statement.